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now. tell us why the company has to come out with that. in the u.s. you have crossovers, why are you bringing this one to europe? >> for family customers in europe, this is an important segment, more than a million units. if you have a small family in europe, a five door hatch back may not be enough room. this gives customers more storage room. the c max is something new for the european industry and has started a multivehicle activity segment. the first player was the renault scenic. now they are coming out with a three row variant. this is a two row passenger vehicle. there are those larger, some with sliding doors, so we are introducing the grand c max here in europe. >> the grand c max has three rows to it. >> you mentioned sliding doors. why sliding doors? some people think sliding doors are too much like a minivan. >> we hear from customers in the u.s. and europe, especially in europe where you are in crowded parking lots a lot. a traditional vehicle is harder to get in and out. it's easier to get in and out for the passenger. i think our team worked hard to make sure that the
are without food, clean water and electricity. we have team coverage from the epicenter of thedy sast to the u.s. greg, what is the latest? >> a cold dark night here in the fishing village and the folks probably went to bed thinking of what the prime minister had to say. he told them it would take determination to get them through this. just up the coast, the nuclear complex with so much problems in the past couple of days, today, another reactor facing the possibility of a meltdown. they say they are in control of the situation. but the evacuation from the region around the reactors continues and the possibility of poisoning from radioactivity also going forward. dozens are testing positive for that. now to the number. there is one official here, in one region who said yesterday that 10,000 people were missing. now he is saying he feels that 10,000 people are dead in his region alone. that may add to the figure. we traveled today and we notice shortages are a problem. of food, of fuel and power in this village, of everything people need to get by. that is why relief is rushing to this area. tod
growing concern about the bombing of rebel-held areas by gaddafi's forces, there are voices in the u.s. and europe calling for the rebels to be armed to directly. it sounds simple, but history offers plenty of cautionary tales. in a moment, we will hear whether senator john mccain thinks it is a good idea. >> what i am calling for is a greater access for the libyan opposition forces for weaponry. >> there is no guarantee that by helping these people, you necessarily bring about a more democratic outcome or more desirable outcome. >> the question is, what kind of arms with a supply? whom would supply them? britain session -- britain's special forces may have suffered a setback last week in libya. but the momentum is still building in the west for military intervention of some kind, including perhaps arm the rebels. in libya, repeated bombing by government warplanes around the rebel-held oil town of ras lanuf marks colonel gaddafi's drive in his country. opposition forces are determined, but still lack a clear organization or command structure. the worst violence was reported near tripol
is -- u.s. red cross is extending their hand. if the american people would like to help us please get in touch with those red cross and ngos and we are very gratified for that. >> thank you so much, mr. ambassador. we wish you luck in the days ahead. up next, a nuclear power expert gives us his take on fears of a partial meltdown in japan. ♪ punching that clock from dusk till dawn ♪ ♪ countin' the days till friday night ♪ ♪ that's when all the conditions are right for a good time ♪ [ male announcer ] advanced technology that helps provide cleaner air, cleaner water, and helps make all of us more energy efficient is something the whole world can get in step with. [ static ] ♪ i need a good time [ male announcer ] ecomagination from ge. it's technology that makes the world work. ♪ should i bundle all my policies with nationwide insurance ? watch this. on one hand, you have your home insurance with one company. and on another hand, you have your auto with another. and on another hand, you have your life with another. huh... but when you bundle them all together with natio
is responding. >> reporter: seven u.s. military ships were sent to the region, including the uss ronald reagan with medical facilities on board and airlift capabilities to move people and supply. president obama had a briefing this morning. the white house said, by his homeland security advisor in the office. and in japan, the u.s. has 38,000 troops stationed in japan. the defense department put out this video of marines preparing to leave their homebase on the island of okinawa, to head to mainland japan with rescue equipment, cargo, personnel, and other assets. robert gates said the military wants to provide whatever is needed by the government of japan and the u.s. embassy in tokyo. >> we have the ronald reagan closing on japan right now and sending another amphibious ship and we're pulling in helicopters from around the region region and so on and those two ships can be used for helicopter operations in the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. >> and usaid deployed two urban search-and-rescue teams at the request of the japanese government. one team left today, and joining the rest
for the u.s. relief effort underway. this is the 3rd marine brigade leaving the marine core station in okinawa, headed to coordinate with the rest of the u.s. forces. and here is the coordination taking place and helicopters from the u.s.s. ronald reagan have done 20 missions to and from japanese ships and food and supplies to three different towns and that's a lot the u.s.s. ronald reagan arrived yesterday and will continue to help out with search and rescue in the area for the days to come. back to you guys. >> alisyn: peter doocy, thank you so much. even for the people who survived this horrible event, the tsunami, they're far from out of the woods. there are roeports that 1.4 million households have been without water since the quake struck and 2 1/2 million households are without lek trysts. >> clayton: the numbers keep going up. earlier in the show, 200,000 people evacuated according to nhk, the public broadcasting company there in japan. 380,000 people have been evacuated to emergency, emergency shelters and many of those shelters, alisyn, as you were pointing out. don't have
of course sending a massive amount of aid and the u.s. military. the u.s.s. ronald reagan, the carrier strike group has an aircraft carrier and a number of united states ships there assisting in the rescue efforts as well as using-- we saw this in hurricane katrina, of course, the military and coast card using the massive ships as basically floating hospitals where they have fresh water and dave you pointed out earlier, the des desalization process. >> and that's vital and 70 countries offered aid including china which is interesting because they've been very contentious for years and years, especially in the last couple, over an incident that international waters in japan, and we won't get into the particulars, however, china came to their aid and offered condolences, offered money and as we've pointed out, the united states appears to be leading the way and we're supposed to check in with the 7th fleet of the navy later on this morning what they're doing to help. >> alisyn: you can see already, food ap supplies are distributed by our military and meanwhile, satellite photos are just
coe and the u.s. government. this is a essential step in determining the congo future. we are encouraged to watch the elections that are well an transparently admin stirred an conducted in an environment that is conducive to free political expression. the other preoccupation is the area of governance is human rights, and the adequate of state capacity and the existing state forces continue to fuel existing abuses against the civilians. the undertaking of substantial programmatic efforts expanding the 2009 pledge of $17 million assistance to respond to an prevent sexual-based, sexual and gender-based violence. we are supportive of modest, but encouraged developments in a few key areas including the arrest and conviction of handful of high profile alleged abusers and the drc's plans to develop special chambers to prosecute those who committed atrocities, but the situation is one of impunity, and many more positive developments will be required to reverse the trend. the third theme is economic recovery which is essential in providing alternatives to enlistmentt and armed grou
to what we are seeing in japan. thanks again. >> thank you. >> the u.s. gets roughly 20% of energy from nuclear power and there have been calls from both sides of the isaisle to increas the number. in the wake of the disaster chuck todd asked chuck schumer if he's rethinking that position. >> we're going to have to see what happens here obviously. it's still -- still things are happening, but the bottom line is we do have to free ourselves of independence from foreign oil and the other half of the globe. libya showed that. prices are up. our economy is hurt by it or could be hurt by it. i'm willing to look at nuclear. it has to be done safely and carefully. >> let's bring in nbc news white house correspondent mike viqueira. where does the energy debate stand as we move into the new work week in washington, d.c., especially based on what we are seeing coming out of japan? >> reporter: it's interesting. it's a matter of energy policy and politics as well. it was just a day before yesterday, thomas, when the president of the united states at a press conference friday here at the executive
into their cause. that is half of their active force. the united states involved in a big way, as well. the u.s.a. ronald -- u.s.s. ronald reagan and 20 rescue missions were run and choppers from there. six were in operation, rescue operations. you name it. at the end, it all comes to down to the japanese people. again in small coastal town we watched you might see a boat behind me. there were boats, there were trucks, there were cars lining the streets upside-down swept by the tsunami which had hit here on friday. most of those were taken away by the end of the day, very determined people, indeed. >> gregg: earthquake in japan hitting very close to home. many japanese-americans trying to get in touch with their loved ones. one community on the west coast springing into action to help victims. casey stegall is live in little tokyo section of los angeles. >> reporter: a lot of people don't know this but 300,000 japanese-americans call the state of california home. that is the largest population in all of the united states. little tokyo, a neighborhood back here behind me in downtown los angeles,
no action on the nation's gridirons this fall. and quake questions-- this town prepared in the u.s. for an earthquake as strong as the one that hit japan. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with russ mitchell. >> mitchell: and good evening. it is already sunday morning in japan, and another major aftershock has just hit the country which is still digging out after friday's disastrous 8.9-magnitude earthquake. here's the latest-- an explosion at a nuclear power plant forced 170,000 people to evacuate while an emergency was declared tonight at a second reactor in the same complex. roads and buildings throughout the area have been devastated, and hundreds of thousands are stranded without food or water. we have correspondents all along the earthquake zone tonight and we begin with ben tracy in tokyo. >> reporter: with more cameras on the ground, we are now getting our closest look yet at the extent of the damage. it is simply overwhelming. in hard-hit sendai, a city of one million people, police say they found as many as 300 bodies washed up on the beach as the
american ally, u.s. war ships arriving earlier today and with help and supplies and our doug mche willway new live from washingtons and what's the american help for relief on this. >> the aircraft carrier u.s.s. reagan and battle groups as well as other military personnel conducted well over 20 missions providing humanitarian arrive and orion aircraft over debris fields trying to judge, and also looking for survivors. >> a 60-year-old man out to sea clinging to the roof. and he went to his house and got some belongses and out to sea and his apparently his wife remains missing. they're providing civilian to humanitarian aid and two search and rescue teams from west fairfax, virginia, and others to the quake zone and much equipment must come by roadway and the roads of course have been heavily damaged, no he it willing when they will get there with equipment and they are among rescue teams sent from ten different countries and the american red cross, also accepting donations, go to foxnews.com for information how to donate to them. the red cross basically serving as a secondary roll to the
and workshops and some funded by the u.s. government in places like dubai or beirut where they corroborated and met each other and strategically went about pursuing the goals of opposing their governments. >> surely they find strength from one another by finding one another on facebook and on twitter and they knew that their message was getting out to a public. surely that encouraged them. was perhaps social media not something of a tipping point when it came to egypt and because there are so many more people using social media than there were in 2009 in iran. >> well, again, i don't think that we have to focus on the social media as the primary force. the same number of people in egypt using facebook two years ago. the first wave of protests in egypt started in 2008 when they had huge labor strikes in the country. and they already have hundreds of thousands of people who are using facebook. they didn't ignite political change because the political circumstances were not there. it was tunisia that was the tipping point for egypt. it was not facebook or twitter. >> there's an underlying assu
. the stages ground for u.s. and other international help rushing in. the government is concerned about a second meltdown at a second reactioner and a possible explosion there. it's playing down the idea of leakageradiation. my team and i went to the north where most devastation has been. my colleagues have reached some of the worst hit areas. we'll have haul that in the broadcast. >>> later, jake tapper, my colleague lrks turn to the news washington. president, and the united states administration is not only having to monitor this international crisis but also the civil war in libya. and as well, a bitter budget battle on capitol hill. but the first, the situation here in japan. let's look at map of the country. the earthquake struck just off the coast of japan. it sent strong tremors at least 200 miles from the epicenter. the tsunami wave destroyed and damaged two-thirds of the east coast of this island nation. and now, government officials north here in the miyagi prefecture say there could be 10,000 people dead in at the one place alone. the government is calling on all people here
: a significant development today at the u.s. state department. peter crowley resigning after controversial comments he made about the pentagon treatment in the wikileaks case. james you covered this story. was eight long time in coming? >> reporter: it was in the sense it was well known that p.j. crowley, well-liked as he may have been did not enjoy the confidence of secretary of state clinton. his comments in the past few days about private first class manning in which crowley suggested that the treatment of him has been stupid and counterproductive, comments he made before a very small group of people at harvard university in which a blogger was present. those comments were just one in a number of similar kinds of incidents. there was an episode back in the egyptian revolution when he was responding to the first set of moves by hosni mubarak in which he appointed a vice president and prime minister. he tweeted the next morning that mubarak can't unleash the deck and it was not appreciated by the white house. this is the kind of thing that cost p.j. his job. >> jamie: he obviously dealt a
are still without power today. >>> a u.s. navy carrier group is running emergency supplies into japanese coastal towns. the "uss ronald reagan" was already in the area when the earthquake struck. japan's prime minister said today, this is japan's worst crisis since world war ii. and he made a call for a national unity. >> translator: please, i ask each one of you, please have such determination. and to deepen your bond with your family members, neighbors, and people in your community to overcome this crisis. so that japan can be a better place. we can build together. this is the message i'd like to emphasize to the japanese people. >> in other top stories, security forces in yemen fired guns and tear gas at protesters outside sanaa university today. at least 110 people reportedly were hurt. protesters are angry over high unemployment and what they see as government corruption and a lack of political freedom. >>> and in the u.s., new york police and the ntsb are investigating a bus crash that killed 14 people. there are conflicting reports about what caused the bus to flip and swerve into
is a partial meltdown at two separate reactors. there is a lot being written here about the u.s. nuclear program as well. a headline in "the washington post." "safety concerns continue to hinder the sector." we wanted to rescue a bit more about this this morning. this is making most of the headlines at this point. what should the effect be a hone u.s. nuclear program? for republicans, 202-737-0001. for democrats, 202-737-0002. for independents, 202-628-0205. we will get to your calls in a couple of minutes. jonathan sobel is online with us. paint a picture of japan. caller: i am supposed to -- i suppose that we will start with the nuclear situation. they have started to pour see water on the nuclear reactors to cool them down. remember, there was a dramatic explosion yesterday from hydrogen building up in the first one. >> talk to us about the concerns -- host: talk to us about the concerns. caller: we are getting regular updates from outside the plant. they are peaking as the authorities from inside the vent steam from inside the reactor. it is not clear how long they're staying at elev
. eric? >> eric: that is absolutely astounding. the u.s., rushing to help the people of japan, and citizens trapped in the quake ravaged country now, there are 1300 americans in the hardest-hit parts of the country. officers are working to assist the people in those areas and the aircraft carrier uss ronald reagan is positioned off the japanese coast and helicopters from the carrier are delivering food and supplies to devastated stouns, and flying missions to and from japanese ships. >> jamie: americans in japan when the disaster struck are making their way -- trying to get back to u.s. soil. and, they are describing exactly what they experienced. as the earth began to shift beneath their feet. >> it hit, and we live in a high rise, 14th floor, and, just kept going and going and it was pretty incredible. very strong. >> things were swaying, pictures swaying so hard they fell off the wall. and fragile things were falling off and, doors opened, lamps you know -- everything went -- and, cranes at the building across the street from us and the cranes looked like they were flags. >
with rescues and the recovery. u.s. marines are already starting to deploy critically needed supplies. charlie d'agata, cbs news, tokyo. >> it was crescent city that saw the highest tsunami waves in the u.s. 8-foot surges. crews are waiting for safer conditions to begin clean up of the damaged harbor. there are at least 17 damaged and sunken vessels and also the smell of boat fuel and oil. in addition, there are rocks, logs and other debris that need to be cleared away. >> we do get a small tsunami once in a while or surge in here and it breaks the docks up but this is the worst i have ever experienced. >> the harbor is crescent city's life blood and the sheriff says it is going to be hard to recover. >>> this is a look at the wave coming into the crescent city harbor. authorities released the name of the man swept out to sea while taking pictures of the waves. 25-year-old dustin webber. he was with two other people when they were all washed into the ocean. the two other people managed to survive and swim to safety. even parts of northern california that did not suffer damage from the tsunami
. the u.s. condemned that verdict. he brought satellite equipment to cuba. >>> and the afghan government says four civilians were killed by a road side bomb. the taliban recently increased attacks on civilians there. >>> finally, in bismarck, north day tote that, the national guard had to be called in to rescue hundreds of people stranded in a blizzard. about 800 people were trapped in white krous conditions. two highways were closed by the snow. the weather here has been so nice, i keep forgetting that it's winter other places. >> it is, ron, thank you. >>> speaking of weather, we want to go to stephanie roberts from wsts, our tampa affiliate. >> we're looking at another storm system with winter weather moving into the northwest part of the country. we'll see heavy rains, mountain snows. the worst weather will stay north of san francisco. numerous watches and warnings have been issued already for that part of the country. winds being the big headline. we may see wind gusts of 60 miles an hour. rain and above normal temperatures to the southeast. >>> dan and bianna? >> thank you, stephan
expect the u.s. navy will stay a key role in our aid there. >> the u.s.s. blue ridge is on its way and will arrive march 18th. the u.s. nimitz fleet is mobilized and already the u.s. is offering food and supplies. meanwhile, interesting news from a geological statement and look at the maps of the world and tectonic plates and everything shifts on a normal basis. yesterday after this earthquake, japan has moved eight feet, eight feet, the whole country moved eight feet, which is remarkable. you remember after the chile earthquake as well we had-- there were talk about the earth axis having shifted and we added a few seconds to the clock as a result. >> dave: that's right. >> clayton: or points of seconds to the clock. >> dave: we spring forward today an hour, but this thing actually shifted the rotation and made our earth's rotation faster. it's amazing to think how powerful an incident we're talking about. seasons, likely affected as you can see there on the graphic. massive changes. >> alisyn: no wonder i'm feeling a little off today. >> dave: that's the hour of sleep. >> alisyn:
in japan, the u.s. and beyond. you're in the cnn news room. i'm fredricka witfield. we'll get to all of those angles in japan and beyond. but first, a look at some other top stories. in the middle east, yemeni security forces fired guns and tear gas at protesters outside sanaa university today. at least 110 people were hurt. protesters are angry over high unemployment and what they see as government corruption and a lack of political freedom. >>> two men with ties to egypt's former leader have been arrested for orchestrating this assault on protesters in cairo's tahrir square. armed attackers charged through the crowd on horses and camels last month. nine days later, hosni mubarak was overthrown. >>> and in the u.s., new york police and the ntsb are investigating a bus crash that killed 14 people. there are conflicting reports about what caused the bus to flip and swerve into a pole yesterday. the driver says he was cut off by a semi truck. but witnesses say the bus was speeding. >> the bus turned on its side and as a result, the pole of the stanchion in essence cut the bus in half.
to help out. the u.s.s. ronald reagan arrived off the coast on sunday and made dozens of trips delivering aid. meanwhile, more video is emerging of the sheer scale of what's hit japan. take a look at this. in a moment, we'll go live to japan. but, first, here is my take. there have been many ways to try to make sense of the tsunami in japan. many analogies from history. the simplest for me is if you take the earthquake that hit new zealand a few weeks ago and multiplied it by 1,000, would you get the one that hit japan. or if you remember the one that devastated haiti last year? this one is several hundred times more powerful. that's why despite all of the precautions and preparedness, the devastation has been so great. in fact, most experts agree that in terms of safety plans and procedures, japan has done almost everything right. it's too soon to draw any important lessons here. too soon to do anything but mourn. but this tragedy does remind us, no matter how much advance work a country does. no matter how well the buildings are built, nothing can prepare you for this. but the work has
is on the way, 100,000 japanese soldiers now committed to try to help the people in this region and the u.s. is committed, too. 20 choppers, it was announced today, worked relief flights off of the uss ronald reagan aircraft carrier just off the coast from where we are now and the people here are pitching h as well, just in this village where we are, we saw today people pick up boats, cars, trucks thrown onto the main street by the tsunami on friday. chris. >> chris: thanks for that. joining us is an expert on nuclear issues, japanese officials are now talking about fighting two partial melt downs in nuclear reactors. briefly what is going on and potentially how dangerous. >> this is an unprecedented crisis, it is extremely serious, one of the reactors had half their core exposed already and this is the one they are flooding with sea water in a desperate effort to prevent it from a complete melt down and they've lost control of a second reactor next to it, a partial melt down and there are actually -- there's a third reactor at a related site 20 kilometer away they've lost control over and
of recordkeeping that stretches back 108 years. this is another view from the u.s. drought monitor of 2002 showing drought conditions. we had big fires break out in 2002. it was the best known because it was 460 some odd acres, the biggest fire in arizona's history. it was two separate fires set by humans and they eventually merged. this is a color enhanced image from space, but just how big the fires how when you look at the landscape. this is one of the 400 houses destroyed. this is the entire map of arizona, and you can see the fire took out a big portion of the high country forests. i just want to talk just a minute about another big effect on our water supply. this is glen canyon dam and any aquatic species in the southwest was in difficult circumstances because of dams like this and all we do to modify the water systems here in the southwest. this is the hump back chub, one of many species in payroll. these two maps show you two different scenarios of what global warm can do to our water supply in terms of precipitation. there's going to be a dramatic decrease in precipitation, and we're tal
. >> the works in the show include a large canvas depicting a woman washing the beach with her hair at the u.s./mexican border. the painting encourages the viewer to engage with the current debates over immigration and the politics of women and labor. influenced by the campaigns of the chicano civil rights movement, this oakland artist is a print maker whose work has helped and sustainability with the immigrant community as well as other current sociopolitical issues. this print-based work draws on appropriated agricultural worker manuals and high fashion labels to satirically address class issues, cultural identities, and consumerism. >> angelica -- her father was an agricultural worker, so she has drawn a lot from the materials the agricultural department sends to agricultural workers, referencing the depiction of farm workers and some of the information about pesticide application. >> mitzi combines a variety of media, including embroidery, to create artifacts of mexican, chicano, pop culture. she greets immensely detailed drawings of celebrities on the same platform of her friends and fam
>>> held throw our viewers in the u.s. and all over the world. i'm pauline chiou at cnn hong kong. >> i'm nationalie alan in cnn. it is sun afternoon in sendai, japan, where 48 hours ago the biggest earthquake ever recorded in japan struck just offshore. the japanese meet logical society has upgraded that quake to a magnitude of 9.0, while the u.s. geological survey has maintained a rating of 8.9. the city's 1 million people, and countless towns and vimmages to the north were devastated by the subsequent tsunami that crashed over the coastline and tore through everything in its path. while that danger has passed, another has emerged. at this hour, we are tracking a new and extremely serious concern. >> japanese nuclear official says there is a possibility just a possibility, that there could be a meltdown at one of the reactors at the fukushima daiichi nuclear plant. a second reactor is also in trouble, but japan's ambassador to the u.s. has told cnn there is no evidence that a meltdown is under way. >> estimated 80,000 people live within ten kilometers of the plant, six miles, al
is on the way. 100,000 japanese soldiers committed to try to help the people in the region and the u.s. has committed too. 20 choppers worked relief flights off the uss ronald reaganer aircraft carrier and the people here are pitching in. in this village where we are, we sawed to people pick up boats, cars, trucks that were thrown on to the streets by the tsunami on friday. >> chris: thank you for that. joining us, an expert on nuclear issues. japanese officials are talking about fighting two partial meltdowns. what's going on and how dangerous? >> this is an inare unprecedented crisis. one reactorrer had half their core exposed. this is the one they're flooding with sea water to prevent a complete meltdown. they have lost control of a second reactor next to it that has a partial meltdown and a third reactor about 20 kilometers away they've lost control over. so you have multi-reactor crisis at the same time. we've never had a situation like this. >> chris: what does it mean if you have a meltdown of a nuclear core? >> the worst case scenario is that the fuel rods fuse together. temperature
to the nuclear power plants in japan right now. i think it calls on us here in the u.s. naturally, not to stop building nuclear power plants, but to put the brakes on right now until we understand the ramifications of what's happened in japan. final word of reassurance to the american people. since three mile island, we upgraded safety standards for our nuclear power plants. right now, no plant can be built unless it can withstand the known highest earthquake in that geographic area, plus some margin of safety. >> schieffer: so, so.... >> so this is part of what we do we do. >> schieffer: what you're saying is we should have a moratorium now on building nuclear plants, that we should just kind of stop and kind of reassess? >> yeah. i've been a big supporter of nuclear power, because it's domestic, it's ours and it's clean. but we've had a good safety with nuclear power plants here in the united states. but i think we've got to... i don't want to stop the building of nuclear power plants but i think we've got to kind of quietly and quickly put the brakes on until we can absorb what has happened
's not just the japanese people concerned about what the japanese government is telling them. u.s. officials are concerned as well. this began right after the earthquake and tsunami. u.s. officials said the japanese officials were very concerned about what is going on at the nuclear power plant, but they weren't telling people they were worried. they were in effect saving face. obviously it's only gotten worse since then. u.s. officials say they have reached out to the japanese government many times but a lot of the calls haven't been returned. they have offered nuclear teams to go in and help. they have given all kinds of assistance, any kind of assistance the japanese government wants. what u.s. officials are concerned about is that the japanese government is not planning far in advance. they're taking care of immediate problems, but they're not looking ahead at what might happen next. david? >> our thanks to martha raddatz for weighing in. at the top of the broadcast, we told you about the iodine tablets being prepared here to be handed out to the children if needed, which got us to think
's called a subver subversive program to bring down the cuban government. the u.s. condemned that verdict. gross was convicted of bringing satellite equipment to cuba to improve internet access for the country's jewish community. >>> and the afghan government says that four civilians were killed by a roadside bomb. the victims were driving in kandahar province in southern afghanistan on saturday when their vehicle hit the bomb. the taliban recently increased attacks on civilians there. >>> and finally, in bismarck, north dakota, the national guard had to be called in to rescue hundreds of people stranded in a blizzard. about 800 motorists were trapped in vehicles by huge snowstorm in whiteout conditions. two highways were closed by the snow. the weather here has been so nice, i keep forgetting that it's still winter out there. elsewhere. >> it is, ron. thank you. >>> speaking of weather, we want to turn to stephanie roberts from our tampa affiliate, wfts. good morning to you, stephanie. >> good morning. and speaking of winter we are looking at another storm system moving into the northwes
the days in which i was the u.s. attorney that the savel air patrol played a very important role in assisting the border patrol in those years to patrol. because of the increase provided by congress in the air and marine assets of the customs and bordprore tex, we rely hardly at all now on the civil air patrol. and i know of your interest. we do not at this point, except in very spotty cases regularly use them in part because the air and marine assets that have been provided by the congress and are at work, for example, in arizona, are on the order of ten times what they were years ago. but i am -- >> are you amenable to establishing some kind of working relationship with the air patrol? >> absolutely. partnership with civil air patrol, as with state, local, and tribal law enforcement authorities is critical. >> i would love to follow up on that with you further. i think we can use them and it would be more effective assets. and on sbi net, the secretary announced that on january 14 that they ended the sbi net program. yet, it has endorsed the integrated fixed towers that are the
it a "tactical retreat." >>> and here in the u.s., police are searching for a suspect who opened fire on a teen party at a new orleans restaurant. an 18-year-old die ted scene. four other teens were wounded. the motive for the shooting is still unclear. >>> a homecoming this weekend in wisconsin for 14 democratic senators who fled the state to block a vote on a bill cutting public workers' union rights. the republican-controlled senate passed the controversial bill last week without the democrats by taking out its spendinging provision. the democrats were greeted by cheering crowds at the state capitol and vowed on to fight. >> people think that this was a picnic for us, they're wrong. but i tell you something, we did it for the right reasons and the fight will continue. it does not end. >> we gave hope. they gave us inspiration. >> republicans say the bill makes cuts needed to battle budget. >>> now back to japan. the japanese are scrambling to prevent a possible nuclear meltdown. two nuclear plants have released radiation beyond normal levels since the earthquake and tsunami hit. james walsh
american muslim to serve in the u.s. house, followed by two men who related their accounts of family members recruited by islamic radicals. >> one-quarter of mortgages are under water this morning. a fit of all of our wealth was quite out. you cannot draw on that farm policy, given the financial realities. >> john hulsman advises governments and businesses about the political risks of the world today and tomorrow. this sunday, his insight on the intersection of farm policy and money. now, microsoft chairman bill gates talks about his philanthropic organization, the bill and melinda gates foundation. his career at microsoft as well as education and global health care. this took place at the economic club of washington, d.c. and is about an hour. >> we are very pleased and honored tonight to have bill gates as our special guest. as i said at the outset, this is in the 25 years of the club, the biggest turnout we have ever had. i don't think it is because the interviewer skills were so great. i think it's because everybody wanted to hear bill gates. i think the reason is because of his
would like to reserve five minutes for a rebuttal. the government has shut down a u.s. corporation indefinitely, imposing on it a form of civil providing notice of the charges against it before the administrative process was close. the corporation had no opportunity for a rebut. the government cannot deprive an individual of its property or deny an illegal alien a benefit without providing meaningful notice of the charges and disclosing the critical arguments against it. the government maintains that no rights were violated. on the contrary, the multiple errors are present and altered the corp.'s right to defend itself. -- government can prohibit them from speaking out. because of the pursued role -- procedural charges, i will start with them. i will turn to the first amendment claims and then the fourth amendment. the failure to provide notice until the end of the process in 2008 when the record was closed and the decision was made. that independently violates due process. >> as i understand the posture of the case, there has been no cross appeal. there was, but it was withdrawn.
to young scientists about the problem of getting funding, and whether the u.s. will be left behind in the research war. "the wall street journal report" begins right now. >> this is america's number one financial news program, "the wall street journal report." now maria bartiromo. >> here is a look at what is making news as we head into a new week on wall street. like most 2-year-olds, it can be cranky and moody. but the bull market celebrated its second birthday this week. the markets hit bottom on march 9th, 2009 after the financial crisis. since then, the dow is up better than 80%. the s&p 500 up better than 90%. but the question is will high oil and gasoline prices derail the rally? crude oil touching two-year highs this week, staying north of the $100 a barrel mark. and gasoline hit an average of $3.52 a gallon last week, 27% higher than a year ago. >>> the markets had choppy week as a result. the dow tanked on thursday, down more than 200 points, its biggest decline since august. on weaker than expected news from china and more worries about the mid east. the markets rebounde
. >> reporter: but several witnesses testified that the u.s. muslim community is not doing enough to counterradic counterradicalism in its midst. family members described who you two american muslims were recruited by extremisextremists. the president said his faith is being hijacked by what he called a political movement promoting radicalization. >> we have a problem, where is that? it's a minority but there's an ideology that exifs in some masks, not all, not a majority, but some, and it's a significant number. >> reporter: religious groups mobilized throughout the hearing. in new york, interfaith supporters joined thousanded s muslims. a smaller counterrally alleged that muslims are linked to terrorism. and some in the faith community said congress should be looking into this. >> name another religion where there's an international coordinated effort today where there could be an imam in yemen talking to a member of our mill tale in texas to carry out an attack on troops or young people recruited. it's not happening. >> reporter: u.s. islamic advocacy groups accuseongss of unf
shapiro, an attorney and former u.s. assistant attorney, who has spent the last several years and 10 season working on television dramas such as "the practice" and "boston legal." next to him we have jamie floyd. broadcast anger for network news. many of you know her from her daily live broadcast "the best defense. next is a local attorney who has handled a number of high-profile cases including a nationally publicized acquittals of actor robert blake and civil rights lawyer stephen bingham. to his left is a career public defender from washington state. she is a blunder and has her own -- blogger and has her own blog. so'. does the media contributes to a negative misconception of public defenders, and more broadly, criminal defense attorneys? >> no, thank you. [laughter] >> absolutely yes. i think for the most part, there is the lack of understanding on the part of the american public on more critical role of the public defender. it is laid down in our sixth amendment. we do not teach it properly in primary school education. the public learned of it through the news media and come to
, delivering aid. more u.s. ships are expected today or later this week. search and rescue teams from fairfax county, virginia, are there, others from los angeles are expected in japan soon. japan's prime minister went on tv again today to assure people that every effort is being made to get to victims of this massive disaster. >> translator: so with regard to the earthquake and tsunami, i am confident that the japanese people can be united to work together to weather this difficulty. >> japan's meteorological agency says the worst may actually not be over. there's a good chance of a magnitude 7.0 or larger quake in the next three days. >>> rescue and recovery, they are japan's top two priorities right now. let's go live to the search for survivors. any sign of life where are you? >> reporter: well, randi, i can tell you that just standing and looking out the immediate rescue immediate rescue has sloan down because night has fallen. we're not hearing that many choppers on the air. the rescue crews on the ground are starting to pull back. they have to wait until daylight for the bulk of the ne
to the earthquake and tsunami disaster from u.s. urban search and rescue teams to american warships delivering supplies onshore. we get more on all this now from nbc miguel. >> reporter: at u.s. military facilities in japan, relief efforts are under way. 1,500 pounds of bryce and bread loaded on to seahawk helicopters. the desperately needed food. out at sea, the "u.s.s. blueridge" is on its way. the carrier left singapore on friday. >> help protect the japanese people. >> reporter: with japan in a state of emergency, more help is coming from around the world. search and rescue teams from 45 countries are ready to respond. south korea, australia and the united kingdom have all deployed search teams. time is working against them. >> we know there are miraculous survivors and many days out from this, but the longer time goes on, the less likely you'll find survivors. >> reporter: in fairfax, virginia, crews loaded supplies. they'll join a team from los angeles in japan. >> you're out of here. >> reporter: it was that same team that pulled a woman six days after in port-au-prince. the team will b
or traveling 12 miles from the fukushima nuclear power plant should evacuate immediately. >> the u.s. military is on the way with supplies. what kind of assets do we have there. >> at this moment seven are headed to yapan including the uss ronald reagan . the u.s. has 30,000 troops stationed there. there is video of marines preparing to leave the home base to go to main land japan with rescue equipment and assets. here is defense secretary robert gates. >> we have the ronald reagan closing in on japan right now. we are sending another big deck ship and pulling in helicopters from around the region including okanawa and so on . they can be used for helicopter operation and humanitarian disaster relief. >> as far as the american citizens in japan. military and civilians, so far the u.s. government has no reports of serious injuries or deaths, harris. >> lots of reports of people unaccounted for. they will need help with search and rescue and the japanese government is asking for him. help. >> yes, one team from virginia and california are headed to squapan. 12 trained dogs and they'll arrive in
of international organizations or ngos are helping us. red cross, u.s. red cross is extending their hand. so, if the american people would like to help us, please get in touch with those red cross and ngos and we are very gratified for that. >> thank you very much, mr. ambassador. we wish you luck in the days ahead. >> thank you very much. >>> up next, a nuclear power expert gives us his takes on a fears of a partial meltdown. nat. pure... and also delicious. like nature valley. granola bars made with crunchy oats and pure honey. nature valley -- 100% natural. 100% delicious. p.a.: it's a four-bedroom traditional home on an acre-and-a-half landscaped yard. the master suite has two walk-in closets and a completely updated master bath. there's a totally renovated chef's kitchen, with updated stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and a butler's pantry. it's got a screened-in back porch, plenty of storage and a large backyard. it's the perfect home. in excellent condition, and ready to move in. anytime, anywhere. our agents help guide you to the smartest decisions. coldwell banker, we
've often occurred in japan/u.s. relations, the taken for granted ally, slowly slip and not find its way forward. there's a dark side to this. in japan, when things haven't gone well, when you saw leader after leader, after leader as we've seen in japan's political cycles. unable to deal with the challenges at hand. you see a dark nationalism that grows, because of both a frustration that japan isn't hitting its mark and at the same time a frustration that the -- the paralysis that has dmom natured the political system is keeping japan from being the kind of nation it is. and there is a minority that takes this to the extreme. this could take us in dramatically different directions. >> and, briefly, are you optimistic that this could be the shock to the system that produces some action? >> it does bring out a lot of solidarity among the people and also basically to the political system to see that opposition doesn't exist. this is almost like when the terrorist attack hit the united states. we can put politics aside for a moment. very difficult to transform the structural side of the jap
the globe concerning japan. u.s. troops are loading rice and bread onto helicopters for air lifts into the disaster zone. search and rescue teams from dozens of countries are ready to respond. officials warn it's a race against time. >> we know there are miraculous survivors many days after an incident like this. but we do know the longer time goes on the less likely it is we'll find survivors. >> there is new video of a rescue today as a man was pulled off a floating pile of debris. many thousands of people are missing. >>> also overseas in libya, moammar gadhafi's forces continue to reclaim territory from rebels. libyan state tv is reporting that pro-gadhafi forces have retaken a key oil town in the east. jim maceda is in tripoli for us uh. what's the latest on the ground? >> reporter: hi, thomas. things are moving quickly on the front line. it's so fluid it's hard to keep up with events. we were brought yesterday to ras lanouf thinking we would see the front line. there were no more soldiers there that had then already within hours of our arrival moved on another 100 miles to t
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